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Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail

207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict Kanchanaburi, Sai Yok 71150, Thailand
+66 34 919 605
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A memorial dedicated to the Asian labourers and Allied prisoners of war who suffered and died constructing and maintaining the Burma-Thailand railway during WW II.
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207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict Kanchanaburi, Sai Yok 71150, Thailand
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"moving experience"
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want perspective then this is the place to come. A small but very informative museum and then you can walk down to a section of the railway known as Hellfire Pass. It was February and blistering hot. We walked the 5km return up...More

Thank BlueHeeler777
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We hired a scooter as we didn’t want to be part of a large group and we’re so glad that we did. The tour starts in the museum and continues outside along the railway. Would highly recommend getting the audio guide (it is free but...More

Thank SteveandKaz
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well planned memorial park and center, for citizens of the world, do not forget the atrocities of World War II and the Japanese Invasion in Asia.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum had good displays & was educational. The walk to Hellfire pass isn't far & you can go further but you'll need a good couple of hours. Hellfire pass is just so moving, it has a feeling about it that needs to be experienced.

Thank Roger P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to self tour and catch the bus 8203 from Kanchanaburi to Hellfire pass memorial. Despite the board having buses timetabled for 8am, 8.20am and 8.40am we arrived at 7.50am and whilst there was a bus in bay B9 we were told the bus...More

1  Thank Chrise98
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very good, putting into perspective the nightmare of this railway’s construction. We visited on our own and managed to avoid the coach parties. This made walking along the disused railway line so eerie. Certainly a place for reflection. If you visit the...More

1  Thank sleepybexhill
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As an American, wasn’t as familiar with WWII history of this area. This museum does a really nice job of educating all. After a visit, couldn’t help myself from purchasing a few orchids and placing them on several graves in the cemetery across the street,...More

Thank bailey0420
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One visits the museum first before descending into the pass. The museum is airy, light and very well-kept (run by Australians, I believe). The exhibits are really informative and there are some marvelous paintings done by POWs. It's a very moving experience. On leaving the...More

Thank Bobcat605
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautifully cared for memorial to all those who suffered and died on the glorious Japanese railway line. The museum is well kept and informative. The audio system both inside and all the way to the end is excellent. There are two walking...More

Thank ScotPerth
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum gives you a good insight to the events during ww2 before you head down to the pass, about 190 steps to get to the bottom and if you do the whole stretch it is four kilometres. Definitely worth a look.

1  Thank Denis P
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Ernest H
3 May 2017|
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Response from Sue R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you can access the path before the museum opens. However the narrative on the headset is very much worth waiting for. The simple narrative along with the 1st hand recounts is a major part of the experience
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bubblymud
6 April 2017|
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Response from Christian T | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the exact platform, but the Kanchanaburi bus station is very easy to navigate and the staff are very helpful pointing out the correct buses. Kanchanaburi buses have their bus number painted on the side of... More
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KPoland00
28 March 2017|
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Response from Christian T | Reviewed this property |
There was no ropes or real upper body strength needed, I remember there were a lot of stairs to walk down to get from the main building to the start of the path. Path itself not too taxing.
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